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Rowenta Pro Master DW8080
 
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$76.49 - $145.00
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Summary: This Rowenta conventional steam iron was excellent in overall performance. This iron has auto-shutoff which is a safety feature that powers the iron down when left stationary for a short time, and a stainless steel sole plate. Has ready light to indicate that iron is up to temperature. This iron has a Self-Clean feature. 
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Type: Conventional steam irons
About - Rowenta Pro Master DW8080

The Rowenta Pro Master DW8080 is part of the steam iron test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, steam iron models like the Pro Master DW8080 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Steaming rate:
Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

Ironing fabric:
Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point, temperature swing and uniformity of soleplate thermal pattern.

Ease of use:
Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron steamed at low settings.
About This Brand

This European brand is positioned as a premium brand. The models include either stainless-steel or nonstick soleplates. These irons have many features. They're are sold at department stores, Bed Bath & Beyond, Sears, Target, specialty stores, and online. Prices range from $50 to $150.

Features & Specs - Rowenta Pro Master DW8080
info Digital display No
info Weight (lbs.) 3.5
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User Reviews - Rowenta Pro Master DW8080
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1.0
Leaks
1/20/2014
Pros
Heats Quickly
Irons Smooth
Cons
Best Uses
At Home
Comment:
I was really impressed with all the steam holes in the plate of this iron, thinking that it would make ironing faster and easier. At first it was; then after about 6 months I noticed that it was leaking a bit on the clothes. I didn't think too much about it cause all irons do this from time to time. It got to the point that I was spending more time ironing the water spots dry than it usually took to iron a whole shirt. I turned the iron off today to run a quick errand and when I got home 30 minutes later, most of the water had leaked onto the ironing board, and the iron wouldn't heat up enough to dry it. I'm throwing this out and getting something else. Consumer Reports, read reviews before you recommend an appliance.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Great until it isn't
12/30/2013
Pros
Heats Quickly
Irons Smooth
Cons
Best Uses
At Home
Comment:
´╗┐Purchased iron at Macy's Jan. 2013. I've been ironing for over 60 yrs and have ironed everything from sheets to socks (happily those days are gone) but really my need for ironing continues to be for my natural-fiber clothes. This tool is very important. I'm a fine-garment sewer and pressing-ironing is an art every sewer values. My point is I speak from experience. When this iron worked, it got good & hot. Steam came evenly and intensely. My continued annoyance for all home-usage irons is the auto-shut off. By Halloween (9 months later), the water tank was leaking. Desperate to keep going with my project, I got the ol' bucket to catch the leaking. It didn't take long for this iron to become a funnel for more distilled water. This breakdown was so sudden. With time-constraints to shop for a better product, I'd go the old-fashioned route, spray water and/or a damp-cloth. By Thanksgiving this iron would not heat up to hot. Useless! But what are my choices? I've bought Rowenta irons for well over 20 yrs. Early on, they lasted for several years but in the last 10 yrs or so, they seem to break down just past the warranty. I've gotten Reliable iron products and they're no better. I'm now going to try buying cheap irons, on sale, knowing I'll have to buy another one in 4 months. Warranties are good if you want to take time to hassle with it. I don't. I pay the high-end price so I don't have to deal with shopping and learning my new tool's idiosyncrasies. There's a lesson here. Caveat emptor.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Iron Leaks and is terrible
8/4/2013
Pros
Effective
Heats Quickly
Irons Smooth
Time-saver
When It Works It's Great
Cons
Not Effective
Only Lasted 15 Years
Best Uses
Comment:
If you read all the recent reviews, many have the same complaint. The iron leaks. Mine just started leaking after one and a half years. The iron is only warrantied for 1 year. It started leaking slowly and I thought it was because I was putting in too much water, but now it's leaking enough that I cannot iron with it.<br />When I first got it, it worked fantastic, but spending this much money is not worth it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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